The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has initiated the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the Coquille Indian Tribe’s (Tribe) application for a proposed 2.4-acre fee-to-trust transfer and gaming facility project to be located in the City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, adjacent to the northeastern boundary of Highway 99, between Charlotte Ann Lane and Lowry Lane. The proposed action would transfer approximately 2.4 acres of land from fee to trust status, upon which the Tribe would renovate an existing bowling alley to convert it into a gaming facility. Adjacent fee land would be used for parking. For the purpose of the EIS, the BIA will serve as the Lead Agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Public Comment Opportunity:
The scoping meeting for the EIS will be held at the following location on February 3, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. until the last public comment is received:
North Medford High School Auditorium
1900 North Keene Way Drive
Medford, OR 97504